The fifth Shine a Light awards return for 2016/17

The Communication Trust and Pearson have joined forces to launch the fifth Shine a Light Awards. The Awards seek to recognise the incredible contributions of schools, teams, settings and individuals across England who support children and young people’s speech, language and communication.

The flagship Shine a Light Awards will return with a range of award categories. This includes a brand new award for SEN School or Group of the Year highlighting the exceptional work carried out in SEND schools and colleges across the country.

Shine a Light Awards 2016/17 logo

The Shine a Light Awards have grown in popularity since their launch during the National Year of Communication in 2011. To date, the awards have celebrated the work of over 98 teams and a wide range of individuals, including young people with severe and complex speech, language and SLCN.

If you know someone who is a Communication Champion, or if you know a school who delivers exceptional support, shout about their best practice by entering the Shine a Light Awards 2016/17. Further details on how to apply can be found on the Shine a Light Awards 2016/17 webpage.

Applications close at 11.59 p.m. on 12 January 2017.

The Shine a Light Awards Ceremony will take place with a secret celebrity host on 23 March 2017 in London.